Weekly Japanese Game Charts – Week 23
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Weekly Japanese Game Charts – Week 23

Weekly Japanese Game Charts – Week 23 (3rd June – 9th June) – The sales figures are in as Media Create reports (via NeoGAF) it’s been an extremely sluggish week. The progressive decline continues as the top 10 collectively sold less than 150,000 units over the 7 day period.

 

 

Making up over 35% of overall sales, Friend Collection: New Life remains at number 1 with 46,787 units sold. Kamen Rider: Battride War rises to number 2 despite a 10% drop in sales highlighting the desperate slump the Japanese video game market continues to weather.

 

At number 3 Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon ghosts in with another 15,000 units to contribute to the impressive 750,000 already sold. The top five is rounded out by the Playstation 3 version of Resident Evil: Revelations at number 4 with 15,495 sales to break the 150,000 unit mark and Animal Crossing: New Leaf with 13,953 copies sold at number 5.

 


Just one new title made it into the top 20 this week, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition comes in at number 11 selling just 4,268 units; of course this number is not representative of overall sales due to the dominance and availability of the digital version.

 

Top 10 Cumulative Sales

For Week 23 the top 10 sold just 132,830 units collectively, a massive 40% down on Week 22!

 

 

Chart Summary (Top 20)

Highest Selling Game On Wii U – New Super Mario Bros. U

Highest Selling Game On Xbox 360 – Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

Highest Selling Game On Playstation 3 – Kamen Rider: Battride War

Highest Selling Game On Nintendo 3DS – Friend Collection: New Life

Highest Selling Game on Playstation Vita – Valhalla Knights 3

Highest Selling Game on Nintendo Wii – Taiko No Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition

 

The complete sales chart can be found below.

Position Game Console Sales Publisher

1.

Friend Collection: New Life 3DS 46,787 Nintendo
         2. Kamen Rider: Battride War PS3 18,059 Bandai Namco Games
         3. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon 3DS 15,759 Nintendo
         4. Resident Evil: Revelations PS3 15,495 Capcom
         5. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS 13,953 Nintendo
         6. Shin Megami Tensei IV 3DS 13,649 Atlus
         7. Terraria PS3 7,619 Spike Chunsoft
         8. Valhalla Knights 3 PSV 5,710 Marvelous AQL
         9. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 3DS 5,148 Bandai Namco Games
       10. Taiko No Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition Wii 4,300 Bandai Namco Games
       11. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition 360 4,268 Microsoft Game Studios
       12. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate 3DS 3,510 Capcom
       13. New Super Mario Bros.2 3DS 3,330 Nintendo
       14. Norn9: Norn +Nonette PSP 5,301 Idea Factory
       15. Mario Kart 7 3DS 3,121 Nintendo
       16. Summon Night 5 PSP 3,034 Bandai Namco Games
       17. Tousouchuu: Shijou Saukyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire 3DS 2,669 Bandai Namco Games
       18. Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen PS3 2,611 Capcom
       19. Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb 3DS 2,459 Bandai Namco Games
       20. New Super Mario Bros. U WIU 2,452 Nintendo

 

 

Game Of The Week – Kamen Rider: Battride War

Having reclaimed the Playstation 3 sales crown we’d thought we’d take a look at this relatively unknown entity. Kamen Rider: Battride War focuses on fast paced hack and slash gameplay with a twist…motorbikes!

The battle system can be most likened to a hybrid of Dynasty Warriors and Anarchy Reigns, with enemies a plenty throwing themselves recklessly towards the player with abandon.

The story revolves around a typical Japanese scenario where the riders have lost their memories and must set out to reclaim them by reliving iconic events from the past.

The game received a solid 33/40 from Famitsu, making it the highest rated title in the series. As the first iteration to be released on the PS3 and with sales of over 166,000 we can expect to see a lot more of Kamen Rider in the future.